County Commissioners and representatives from the American Lung Association in Nevada turned the welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign turquoise today in support of the association’s Turquoise Takeover Week and Women’s Lung Health Week.

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women in the United States,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “It is important to raise awareness of this deadly disease and support life-saving research into new treatments and early detection.”

“The Lung Association is a great organization that provides valuable programs and services to patients and their families,” Commissioner Justin Jones said. “We are proud to support their efforts and encourage everyone to talk to their doctor and get checked because early detection is the key to surviving this terrible disease.”

This is the ninth anniversary of Women’s Lung Health Week, also known as Turquoise Takeover. Turquoise is the signature color of the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative which works to raise awareness of lung cancer. Residents are encouraged to show their support for this effort by sharing images, videos and messages at Lung Association in Nevada social accounts on Twitter and Facebook (@LungNevada, @LUNGFORCE) as well as Instagram (@AmericanLungNV, @LUNGFORCE) using the hashtag #LUNGFORCENV.

The Lung Association encourages everyone to learn about lung cancer and talk to their doctor if they are concerned about their risk. More information is available through the association’s website at www.Lung.org.

County Commissioners and representatives from the American Lung Association in Nevada turned on turquoise light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign today. The light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th– busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.